"[A] mammoth epic of the islands, [a] vast panorama, wonderful."
THE BALTIMORE SUN
America's preeminent storyteller, James Michener, introduced an entire generation of readers to a lush, exotic world in the Pacific with this classic novel. But it is also a novel about people, people of strength and character; the Polynesians; the fragile missionaries; the Chinese, Japanese, and Filipinos who intermarried into a beautiful race called Hawaiians. Here is the story of their relationships, toils, and successes, their strong aristocratic kings and queens and struggling farmers, all of it enchanting and very real in this almost mythical place.
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Review: HawaiiUser Review - Goodreads
I read this epic many years ago, and it is one of the few that I hope to read again in the near future. As with many of Micheners books, I felt that it was tedious getting through the earlier chapters, and probably one of the longest books I've ever read, but very well worth the effort! Read full review
Review: HawaiiUser Review - Kerry - Goodreads
My mom had reccomended "Hawaii" for years. She was certain I would love it. For several years I read and re-read the first few chapters, just couldn't get past it. Then one day I picked it up again and couldn't put it down. I loved every page of it, even the first couple of chapters. Magic! Read full review